Vignettes (Page 2)

Little Moment Vignettes from a slow living, simple, country village life in France. Taking a moment in time and savouring it, saving it and sharing it.

International Travel Minimalist Packing with Pumpjack Piddlewick

Minimalist packing is all about planning not about how long you are going. I am off on a little adventure to the UsofA, leaving poor Pumpjack behind to take care of our menagerie. To keep things simple, I am travelling light. Luggage is a luxury Like many airlines these daysRead More →

Summer night thunderstorms at PumpjackPiddlewick

Last night was a late night (11pm!), and one of those happy moments to treasure. It was hot, too hot. That hot summer night you get before a thunderstorm, with the odd quiet flash of lightening to punctuate the dark. The windows were flung open and at last the coolerRead More →

The best potato salad ever at Pumpjack Piddlewick

I have taken to harvesting what’s needed from vegetable garden. A little bit of this, a little bit of that. Today’s resulting harvest was 11 new potatoes, 15 baby carrots, 2 celery branches, 5 chives and 7 green beans. And this haul made the best potato salad I have everRead More →

Wading through broken roof tiles at PumpjackPiddlewick

It is wonderful to actually see hope. Our upper garden is currently a dug up chaos. Roof tiles off the barn had slid down and over the years been buried in soil, along with other detritus, mounding up against the walls. It’s been nicknamed the Big Dig. Slowly, very, veryRead More →